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AMD’s FreeSync 2 platform this week gained yet another supporter. BenQ on Thursday introduced its EX3203R gaming display that supports AMD’s latest dynamic refresh rate technology along with the DCI-P3 color gamut. BenQ’s new monitor will be the fifth FreeSync 2-supporting LCD announced so far and thus will have only a few competitors. It is also noteworthy that the EX3203R will have a USB Type-C input, a feature not available on other displays with FreeSync 2. BenQ’s EX3203R is based on a 32-inch curved VA panel featuring a 2560×1440 resolution, 400 nits brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles, a 4 ms response time, and a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate. The key feature of the monitor is AMD’s FreeSync 2 dynamic refresh rate...

AMD & Valve Introduce AMD TrueAudio Next Support for Steam Audio

This week, AMD and Valve announced AMD TrueAudio Next (TAN) support for Steam Audio, introducing it with the newly released Steam Audio 2.0 beta 13. Introduced just about a...

11 by Nate Oh on 2/7/2018

More EPYC Servers: Dell Launches 1P and 2P PowerEdge for HPC and Virtualization

One of the many questions about AMD’s EPYC processor line related to AMD’s ability to reengage with OEMs since the Bulldozer era. Recent announcements from Microsoft Azure and Baidu...

19 by Ian Cutress on 2/6/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1

Last week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1, a more minor bugfix-oriented driver update. 18.2.1 also brings support for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a remastered version...

5 by Nate Oh on 2/5/2018

AMD Tech Day at CES: 2018 Roadmap Revealed, with Ryzen APUs, Zen+ on 12nm, Vega on 7nm

Updated Feb 1st! To mark the start of the annual CES trade show, AMD invited the press in early to sample the latest technologies coming to its portfolio in 2018...

137 by Ian Cutress on 2/1/2018

AMD to Ramp up GPU Production, But RAM a Limiting Factor

One of the more tricky issues revolving around the GPU shortages of the past several months has been the matter of how to address the problem on the GPU...

34 by Ryan Smith on 1/31/2018

AMD Announces Q4 FY 2017 Results

This afternoon, AMD announced their earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017. AMD ended the 2017 fiscal year on a high note, with earnings that beat their initial estimates...

20 by Brett Howse on 1/30/2018

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 44: Gaming in 2017, Gaming in 2018

In this podcast we talk about PUBG and the other gaming highlights of 2017, as well as a look towards what is in store for gaming in 2018, from...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/27/2018

Samsung Updates on GDDR6 Portfolio: 8 Gb and 16 Gb at Multiple Speeds

Samsung has issued an update to the GDDR6 announcement earlier this month. The company’s GDDR6 lineup will include chips featuring 8 Gb and 16 Gb capacities as well as...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/25/2018

Getting Radeon Vega Everywhere: An Exclusive Media Interview at AMD Tech Day, with CEO Dr. Lisa Su

In what is becoming an annual tradition, during AMD’s Tech Day here at CES we were given the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s CEO...

63 by Ian Cutress on 1/24/2018

AMD Reassembles the Radeon Technologies Group: New Leadership Hired & Semi-Custom Folded Into RTG

Ever since Raja Koduri abdicated his leadership post at AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group in favor of a similar post at Intel, the big question on everyone’s mind has been...

50 by Ryan Smith on 1/23/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1

Opening up the new year, this week AMD released the bugfix-heavy Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1, succeeding the 18.1.1 alpha addressing crashing in certain DX9 games. The instability was...

3 by Nate Oh on 1/22/2018

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 43: CES 2018 Headlines and Highlights

The annual CES show is biggest of AnandTech’s main six shows of the year, and with it comes a wall-to-wall meeting schedule with press events starting two days before...

8 by Ian Cutress on 1/19/2018

Samsung Starts Mass Production of 16Gb GDDR6 Memory ICs with 18 Gbps I/O Speed

This week, Samsung has announced that it has started mass production of its GDDR6 memory chips for next-generation graphics cards and other applications. The new chips will be available...

27 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2018

ZOTAC at CES 2018: AMD Raven Ridge APU in a ZBOX MA551 Mini-PC

LAS VEGAS, NV — ZOTAC is preparing a small form-factor PC based on an AMD’s Ryzen processor with integrated Vega graphics. The ZOTAC ZBOX MA551 will be among the...

32 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2018

ASRock at CES 2018: Hands-On with the ASRock X399M Taichi

LAS VEGAS, NV – While smaller motherboards are fun to look at, and an engineering challenge, they still represent a small part of the market. The main benefit for...

5 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

GIGABYTE at CES 2018: A First Look at X470

LAS VEGAS, NV – One of the announcements from AMD’s Tech Day prior to CES was that of a new chipset coming to the Ryzen market. The purpose of...

14 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

Samsung Starts Production of HBM2 “Aquabolt” Memory: 8 GB, 2.4 Gbps

Samsung this week announced that it had started mass production of its second-generation HBM2 memory code-named “Aquabolt”. The new memory devices have 8 GB capacity and operate at 2.4...

16 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2018

Acer Unveils Nitro 5: 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop with AMD Ryzen Mobile & Radeon RX560

LAS VEGAS, NV — Acer this week announced its first modern laptop that uses an AMD processor and an AMD Radeon discrete graphics chip. The Nitro 5 is a...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2018

ASRock Unveil Their New microATX Threadripper Motherboard, The X399M Taichi

LAS VEGAS, NV — It is no secret that AMD's Threadripper multi-core processor is a beast goes without saying and 16c/32t of computing power is nothing short of impressive...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2018

AMD Updates Ryzen SKU Pricing To Counter Intel

LAS VEGAS, NV — 2017 was by many measures a breakout year for AMD and some of the first news out at the beginning of 2018 is its plans...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/8/2018

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